Bellwether British retailer Marks & Spencer said it is hoping its older customer base will see it through the gathering storm of public sector cuts and tax rises as it beat forecasts for second-quarter sales.
Following the success of Europe's first shop in Birmingham, the easy-on-the-purse-strings American clothing label announces its investment in four new European markets, aiming to compete with H&M, Zara and Topshop.
Starting next week, the surfer Peter Mel will be at the head of the marketing department for Quiksilver’s collection for men, named Waterman. The manufacturer of surf-wear estimates that this collection has good potential for growth.
Yves Saint Laurent took no risks with a collection that seemed to come straight out of a recent exhibition on its founder, but with a 2010 touch, allowing it to ride the wave of nostalgia for the late designer.